EpiVax is a proud supporter of GRRL Tech since 2008. The development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to America’s global leadership. STEM careers offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting aspects of discovery and technological innovation.
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Tech Collective’s GRRL Tech is an interactive technology exhibition offering female high school students an up-close and engaging look into dynamic and rewarding technology opportunities. Through industry mentoring and hands-on workshops, GRRL Tech aims to encourage STEM learning, break down gender myths and offer career insight into STEM industries.
2016 was a record breaking year for GRRL Tech! More than 700 students and educators participated 31 interactive STEM related workshops. More than 90 female professionals facilitated these sessions with 75 volunteers assisting in the event. The cutting edge STEM workshops included topics in animal health, artificial intelligence, chemistry, computer science, cosmology, management, marine biology, nuclear science, and physics. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board.